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I am interested in growing grains this year and spotted wheat and flaxseed in the bulk section of the grocery store so I just had to buy some and plant them. It only took 3 days for the sprouts to spring up and after 2 weeks this is what they look like – wheat in the back, flaxseed in the front.

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Although we have snow piled up outside (along with a whole lot of other folks in the country) I was pleasantly surprised to see the marigold plants starting to bloom!

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The Amaryllis is ready to bloom and Frankie the dog just had to get his hound nose in on the picture … that nose sniffs everything!!!

amaryllis-ready-to-bloom  hound-nose-smelling-flower-bud

I am working diligently on my quilt and I posted on my GRIT blog along with pictures … check it out when you have the time – the whole website has alot of valuable information!

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From the title of this post it appears I am going backwards in time, back to the basics and … I am!  I have been researching grains to grow this season in my garden and I am surprised there isn’t more information out there, but then again our world has become so modernized that most folks don’t grow their own grains or need to make their own quilts to stay warm.  In reading up on quilting there was some history touched upon and Quilting Bees used to be the big social event!  Can you imagine??  Most everyone was busy working in some form, cutting logs, baking bread… survival – and the quilting bee was a time to gather and the women would sew and chat, and then there was dining and dancing – everyone dressed to the max for these events.  I would probably dig it, but I bet I am the only one in this family who would!  So although making a quilt looks like ALOT of work I am going to attempt to make one … I think it would be so neat and since I can’t be out gardening in this negative degree wintry weather, I might as well make something to keep us Warm!  I did post several facts about Growing Amaranth Grains on the forum under Grains and it appears to be an easy grain to grow.  I will be researching other grains and hope to grow them as well.  It seems our hard working ancestors have plenty to teach us about the basics in life and with the present state of our economy, I am betting many folks will benefit from this information.  I know I will be growing alot more food for my family this year, all my seeds are already ordered and my research continues! 

thyme-sprouts-2   Thyme seedlings I started a few days ago … along with the other herb seeds which are all sprouting up also!

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